Immigration and wars of liberation

Many people in the United States support wars of liberation, which are basically wars meant to dethrone unsavory dictators and kickstart democracies in the countries they were ruling over. While there are strong arguments for such wars of liberation, there are also significant downsides to war. On the other hand, a policy of allowing substantially freer migration for people hailing from tyrannical regimes (see exit and competitive government and emigration: escaping communism) avoids most of the downsides while still preserving some upside.

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"The Efficient, Egalitarian, Libertarian, Utilitarian Way to Double World GDP" — Bryan Caplan